Who is Savinho? The Brazilian wonderkid close to snubbing Arsenal for Man City

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 15 Feb 2022 20:49 GMT
  • 3 min read
Savinho playing for Atletico Mineiro
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The Brazilian national team have been producing a multitude of wingers in recent years, with a new wonderkid wide forward emerging seemingly every year before moving to Europe as a young, promising talent.

Real Madrid's Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior are two such examples, and so is Atletico Mineiro wide-man Savinho, or Savio as he is also known as.

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The 17-year-old is fresh-faced, and by no means close to the greatness of the world stage, but he certainly has potential.

That's why clubs from around Europe are already keeping a keen eye on him, but who actually is he?

What position does Savinho play?

Savinho is primarily a winger, and he equally capable of playing off either flank.

How good is Savinho?

Well, he made his debut for Atletico Mineiro at the tender age of 16, becoming the club's youngest ever player to feature in the Brazilian top flight.

Not only that, but he also made his first appearance for Brazil's U18 side in the most recent international break - he's no amateur.

He's yet to score his first professional goal, which is a milestone he'll want to achieve sooner rather than later, but to rack up over 20 appearances in the Atletico Mineiro first-team before turning 18 is no mean feat.

He's clearly a talent, but he's a gem that needs plenty of work to succeed.

What clubs are interested in Savinho?

It's now become apparent that Man City are leading the race for the teenager, leapfrogging fellow Premier League side Arsenal, and the Red Bull Group, in doing so.

According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Pep Guardiola's side are now the favourites to land Savinho, who would join the likes of Kayky, Yan Couto, and Julian Alvarez in joining the club from South America in recent years.

Atletico Mineiro are reportedly wanting a 12.5 per cent sell on clause and add ons included in a deal for Savio according to Globo, and Man City would utilise the City Football Group by loaning him out to one of their sister clubs.

When does Savinho's contract expire?

His current deal expires in 2023.

What is Savinho's height?

Savinho is 5ft 9in tall.

What is Savinho's weight?

Savinho weighs around 71 kilograms.

What football boots does Savinho wear?

Nunez wears Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite soccer cleats.

What is Savinho's Instagram?

Savinho's Instagram has 127k followers as of February 2022.

Who is Savinho's girlfriend?

Savinho is not dating anyone publicly.

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